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How to Staycation this year at Woodbine in Downingtown

July 20, 2021

Summer is almost officially here and that means it’s vacation season for residents at Woodbine.

As we know, this year is different from years past and with most of us asking whether it is safe to spend time on an airplane, cruise ship or train, this year the team at Woodbine has another idea in mind — take a Staycation in Downingtown.

Why Take a Staycation?

Think of how much energy it actually takes to go on a vacation. Weeks of planning, days of packing and then the stress of traveling during a pandemic.

While a vacation might instead cause more anxiety this year, a staycation is an incredible way to truly spend more time resting while also giving yourself the one thing you’ve always wanted,  time.

How to Staycation at Woodbine

Taking a staycation at Woodbine is incredibly easy. Start by thinking about all of the places in Downingtown and, of course, Chester County that you have wanted to visit but have never had the chance to see. Now is your chance!

Here are a few ways to have a staycation at Woodbine.

Explore Our Neighborhood Parks and Trails

After being inside for over a year, most of us have become accustomed to doing things indoors — exercising, reading, meditating. Take it outside. Woodbine is surrounded by some of the most unique parks in the state including, The Struble Trail, Lloyd Park, Dowlin Forge Park.

Looking for a real challenge? Take on the 14.7 mile Chester Valley Trail.


Enjoy a Sunday Brunch

We take brunch rather seriously in Downingtown. Between the unique Green Street Grill and the new summer menu at First Watch, the options for brunch in Downingtown are well worth exploring.

Take a Crafting workshop

Have you ever been to Board and Brush? The DIY wood sign workshop is the perfect place for those who love sip and paint events and DIY projects but don’t necessarily want to go out and buy the supplies or make a mess at home. 

Can’t make it in person? No problem! Board and Brush offers virtual workshops too!

Exploring Chester County

Sure we love Downingtown, but if you’re hoping to explore more of Chester County, here are a additional places to check out this summer near Woodbine.

Longwood Gardens

With over 1,077 acres of gardens, woodlands and meadows, Kennet Square’s Longwood Gardens is open to visitors year round. The botanical garden is one of the most unique places in Pennsylvania to visit to experience exotic plants and horticulture.

Wharton Esherick Museum

What would your house look like if you were a genius woodworking artist? Wharton Esherick, the craftsman-artist of Malvern built his studio in 1926 as a place to develop his evolving sculptural style through German Expressionism. 

American Helicopter Museum

Explore the history, science and technology of rotary wing aviation. The collection, located in West Chester, contains over 40 civilian, military, autogyros, convertiplanes and helicopters.